Commonwealth Game Quiz 2013

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Commonwealth Game Quiz 2013

Test your knowledge of our beloved Commonwealth.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In the War of 1812, which raged from 1812 to 1815, which state suffered the most casualties?
    • A. 

      Maryland

    • B. 

      Kentucky

    • C. 

      South Carolina

  • 2. 
    Of Kentucky’s 120 counties, how many are named after soldiers who fought in the War of 1812?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      22

  • 3. 
    In the Battle of the River Raisin or the River Raisin Massacre, Jan. 18-23, 1813, more than 400 of the 1,000 American casualties were Kentuckians, including 80 who were tomahawked while they lay wounded on the battlefield. How many of Kentucky’s counties are named in honor of Kentucky officers in this single battle?
    • A. 

      Nine

    • B. 

      11

    • C. 

      13

  • 4. 
    Of those officers with counties named in their honor, how many survived the battle?
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      One

    • C. 

      All

    • D. 

      Answer option 4

  • 5. 
    Martha Layne Collins, the namesake of one of Shelby County’s two high schools, is known for being what?
    • A. 

      Kentucky’s first female governor

    • B. 

      Kentucky’s only female governor

    • C. 

      Both

  • 6. 
    The 32nd Annual Kentucky Book Fair will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, in the Frankfort Convention Center and will feature more than 120 authors, including one who will be signing the 23rd in a 26-part series. The author is:
    • A. 

      Wendell Berry

    • B. 

      Sue Grafton

    • C. 

      Steve Demaree

  • 7. 
    In their second season of NCAA Division I basketball, the Northern Kentucky Norse travel to face the highly ranked University of Kentucky Wildcats on Nov. 10. How many Kentucky teams will visit the Bank of Kentucky Center to face NKU this season?
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      One

    • C. 

      Six

  • 8. 
    Morehead native and philanthropist Lucille Caudill Little (1909-2002), the namesake of many art buildings and educational initiatives, once called herself a “college tramp.” How many colleges did she actually attend?
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      11

  • 9. 
    Stephen F. Austin, the “Father of Texas” and the namesake of Austin, Texas, graduated in 1810 from which Kentucky college?
    • A. 

      Centre

    • B. 

      Berea

    • C. 

      Transylvania

  • 10. 
    Clarence Edward “Big House” Gaines Sr., an All-American football lineman, was the first black coach inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. He originally is from which western Kentucky city?
    • A. 

      Murray

    • B. 

      Paducah

    • C. 

      Calhoun

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